Recent Viewpoints

February 16, 2018
date a co-worker

Penna Dexter The #MeToo movement is forcing companies to deal with questions of workplace dating etiquette. The recent proliferation of abuse-of-power and sexual harassment allegations has many firms scrambling to establish stricter guidelines while avoiding excessive policing of relationships. For the last decade the share of workers who say they have dated a co-worker has hovered around 40 percent. It dropped last year to 36 percent. Everybody’s a little edgy. Managers and employees alike are wondering: Are consensual office relationships…

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February 16, 2018
US Flag Textile Restoration

Kerby Anderson There are just a few things that hold America together. One is our common interests and ideals. The other is our social fabric. But you have probably noticed that the social fabric has been fraying. Ben Shapiro wrote about this after attending the recent Super Bowl. People were wildly cheering for their team but weren’t attacking other people who were cheering for the opposite team. It was a perfect example of a “great American cultural celebration.” Unfortunately, such…

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February 15, 2018
Girl at the Blackboard Thinking

Kerby Anderson The debate and discussion about transgender issues will continue because of a transgender ideology that has developed that is actually harmful to kids. That is one of the conclusions of the book by Ryan Anderson with the creative title: When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment. The transgender ideology promotes the opportunity for children to change their gender with surgery and drugs. And parents “are told that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones may be the only…

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February 14, 2018
Religious Freedom

Kerby Anderson The first year of the Trump administration has been a good year for religious liberty. That is what Kelly Shackelford (First Liberty Institute) documents in a recent column that appeared in National Review. He talks about five major actions by the president that have defended religious liberty. First, and perhaps the most lasting, are the judicial appointments by the president. That certainly includes Justice Gorsuch, but it also includes many other judges that will have a strong adherence…

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February 13, 2018
dissent over abortion

Kerby Anderson The recent vote on an abortion ban after 20 weeks and a recent column illustrate how extreme the Democratic position has become on the issue of abortion. The Senate voted down the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. One Democratic senator tweeted that, “If women made up 51% of Congress, do you think we would still be fighting to protect a woman’s right to choose?” Actually a Gallup poll shows that vast majority of Americans (including most women) believe…

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February 12, 2018
Conscience Protection

Kerby Anderson Last week, I talked about the decision by the Department of Health and Human Services to create the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division. Because of some of the controversy surrounding it, I wanted to revisit the topic. The division was created to protect doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers “from being coerced into participating in activities that violate their consciences.” That would include such medical procedures as abortion, sterilization, or assisted suicide. The editors at the New York…

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February 9, 2018
fetus 20 week sucking thumb

Penna Dexter As January — Sanctity of Human Life Month — drew to a close, the US Senate failed again in its effort to curtail late-term abortions. The bill is The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. It bans abortions after the five-month mark in a woman’s pregnancy. Research shows an unborn child is fully capable of feeling pain at this stage. Abortions done at 20 weeks gestation and later require that the abortionist tear the baby apart before extraction. The…

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February 9, 2018
Trumponomics

Kerby Anderson Over the last few weeks, President Trump has been touting his economic successes. In Davos, Switzerland he proclaimed, “America is open for business, and we are competitive once again.” He went on to remind those who gathered for the conference that “There has never been a better time to hire, to build, to invest, and to grow in the United States.” At the State of the Union speech he said, “We have created 2.4 million new jobs, including…

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February 8, 2018
conversely world 04 carnival mirrors

Kerby Anderson The contemporary issues of abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, transgenderism, and the hookup culture seem very different. But they all illustrate in different ways a secular hostility to the human body. That is the premise of the new book by Nancy Pearcey with the title Love Thy Body. She was on my radio program recently to explain how each of these issues go back to a flawed perspective of our bodies. Supporters of abortion say that the fetus is not…

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February 7, 2018
Dept. HHS - Office of Civil Rights

Kerby Anderson Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the creation of a new division within its Office of Civil Rights. There will now be a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division. The division will protect doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers “from being coerced into participating in activities that violate their consciences, such as abortion, sterilization, or assisted suicide.” The proposed rules will empower the division to enforce multiple statutes that have been passed by Congress and…

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February 6, 2018
voter fraud - tombstones

Kerby Anderson With another set of elections on the horizon, it is time to consider how to clean up the voter rolls. As I’ve mentioned in previous commentaries, we do have a problem. A report that came out in September found that there are 248 counties in this country that have more names on their voter rolls than the total number of people of voting age in those counties at the time of the 2016 election. Last month, the Supreme…

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